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Anything from early times up to the present day. (Any country)

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forces War Records - Dedication Wall

    Remembrance Day is nearly upon us, a time to honour those who bravely fought, and lost their lives in wartime. The team here at Forces War Records have created something extra special for you - your ancestors Dedication Wall, where you'll be able to upload a photograph and post a lasting...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 31-10-2016 11:19 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Military burials UK and overseas

    These burials are in various sites in England, Cyprus, Egypt, Malta and Singapore. The earliest is in 1756 in Sheerness Dockyard church; the most recent in 1985 in Bordon Garrison Military Cemetery https://www. deceasedonline.com/servlet/GSDOSearch I've just found that the above link doesn't...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 29-12-2015 8:41 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: NEW FWR COLLECTION

    Imperial Prisoners of War held in Japan In 1945, 37,583 British and Commonwealth soldiers were released from Japanese captivity and Forces War Records has their details. During the course of the Second World War, over 140,000 Allied soldiers were captured by the Armed Forces of the Empire of...

    Started by TomBen‎, 17-08-2015 8:54 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for records after 1921 including WW2?

    See the sticky message about how to apply for them that I posted , click HERE.

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 26-04-2014 3:09 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: FWR Members Please Read

    Those members of Forces War Records who have clicked on Free Forum should be aware that they are now on the British Genealogy Forum. This forum is owned by FWR, but is a separate entity, and existed for some years before FWR took it over in 2013. Members should be aware when posting on British...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 27-02-2014 3:08 PM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Commonwealth Roll of Honour Project

    Commonwealth Roll Of Honour Project Hi All, In view of the cost of a photograph from the private websites such as the Maple Leaf Legacy and the BWMP i have decided to start a new Project, the aims of the project are set out below. I am already working with The Veterans Affairs...

    Started by sniper617‎, 20-09-2010 7:32 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Abbreviations used in ADM 171 (Medal Rolls)

    This information was originally in a post by forum member Billgardner. It has been turned into a sticky as it seems very useful. This might help you work out what some of the notations on the medal cards mean. iv) Abbreviations found in ADM 171 Interpretation of the abbreviations used in...

    Started by Procat‎, 19-03-2009 8:48 AM
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  1. 75th Regiment

    Hello, I have my great-grandfather's service records which show he was in the 75th Regiment during the 1860s and 1870s. He joined as a private, earned 3 good conduct medals and was also court martialled 3 times! He joined as a private and became Colour Sergeant and Orderly Room Sergeant, subject...

    Started by CACurd‎, 02-03-2011 5:35 PM
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  2. WW1 Medal Record - British Red Cross

    Hello everyone, This is my first post. My relative served in the British Red Cross in WW1. On the medal record the theatre of war is shown as (1). Does anyone know what this represents? Many thanks Sundial

    Started by sundial‎, 18-02-2011 11:50 PM
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  3. WW2 - Middle East 1941 suggestions please.

    Hi Friends I post this request knowing there are several members of this forum who are very knowledgeable with both Military (army) records and T.N.A. Please can I be pointed in the right direction with suggestions about my present project. I am preparing a work sheet. The facts: My late...

    Started by Jack Richards‎, 26-02-2011 9:38 PM
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  4. Question Roy: Garr: Regt ??

    On a 1901 census return for a Philip Tuson (b 1862) his occupation looks like Segt: Roy: Garr: Regt. I've interpreted it as a Sergeant in the Royal Garrison Regiment - am I right? Thanks David

    Started by David Tuson‎, 22-02-2011 3:42 AM
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  5. 19 field regt r.a

    hi i dont suppose anyone here was / is / or knows anyone from 19 feild regt r.a (UPTO 1985 ) i am hoping to maybe contact some of the old boys , if anyone can help i would be gratefull , I HAVE TRIED THE USUAL WEB SITES but i have not been successful as yet thanks to you all

    Started by oldsoldier‎, 19-02-2011 7:19 PM
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  6. Enlistment age Before 1914

    Does anyone have any idea what age you needed to be before you could enlist in the army before the outbreak of WW1 & would you have had to prove it. I can not find any record of my grandfather in the 1911 census, he would have been about 15 & as I know his home situation was not good im wondering...

    Started by Nightryder‎, 24-01-2011 1:51 AM
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  7. indian army

    Any information about the Major James Ketchen anything would be great. Thanks all

    Started by sharonoliver50‎, 29-01-2011 5:49 AM
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  8. How to tell what regiment WW1

    I have several old photos of family members in uniform for WW1 is there any site I can compare the cap badges with my photos?

    Started by Abbreviation‎, 31-01-2011 3:08 PM
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  9. Thomas WYNNE - Colonial Georgia unite

    According to a letter written in 1916 between two cousins inquiring about their ancestors, the writer wrote: :The Wynne family were originally English. Grandfather's grandfather, Thomas Wynne was a Captain in the English army and came to America and fought the Florida Indians, who had gone into...

    Started by 8nicks‎, 31-01-2011 5:17 PM
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  10. What happened to Charlie Bird

    Charles Henry Bird was born 4/1863 in Great Dunmow Essex Joined Royal Artillery 4/1881 and served 12 years 9 in India Applied for reengagement but dischared with history of Malaria Married Louisa Hardwick 3/1898 who died 10/1898 after birth of baby. Left baby with brother Thomas and disappeared...

    Started by johnHowar52‎, 29-01-2011 3:15 AM
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  11. Major Daniel O'Connell - c1840(Ireland)-1860

    I have discovered a photograph of the grave of Major Daniel O’Connell in an album of Family Photographs but have no idea how he is related. He first appears in The London Gazette, dated 14 April 1843, as Lt Daniel O’Connell, to be Captain by purchase in the 38th Foot. He next appears in the 1851...

    Started by Helen60‎, 28-07-2010 8:01 PM
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  12. Royal Engineer Sappers 1800s

    Hi I am looking for the records of John Kenny who came to Australia in 1851 as a Sapper. His wife is Bridget Reynolds. Where can I find the records and would they contain birth and marriage details? Thanks Robb

    Started by Robb‎, 23-01-2011 10:07 AM
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  13. Unknown Uniform

    I have a photo in my possesion and have no idea where it is from. Any suggestions or ideas?? http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z224/wenfri/UncleDave1975.jpg Wendy

    Started by wenfri‎, 11-01-2011 11:15 PM
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  14. British Army in Jamaica, early 19th century

    I have found papers which state, that although he was reputedly from Cheshire, a man enlisted into the 61st Regiment of Foot in Jamaica in September 1816, when he was 19 years old. There was no length of service mentioned and everything points to a career in the Army. This is beyond my experience...

    Started by Nicolina‎, 11-01-2011 6:34 PM
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  15. Records for army in Sheerness?

    Can anyone offer me some suggestions please? I am trying to find more info on Private Martin Burk/e stationed at Sheerness Kent around 1825-1828. He was born around 1800, not sure where. His wife (Margaret) was from Northumberland and she lived there until 1881. I have not been able to find...

    Started by neilelliott21‎, 06-01-2011 5:07 AM
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  16. Which one?

    When looking for past relatives,& trying Military lines in the hope of finding 'your man', how on earth can you see which one may be the right one without buying into many of those listed. There are no ages,... no next of kin,.. no place of birth listed. Are attestation papers hidden at Kew? I...

    Started by Waitabit‎, 24-04-2010 11:07 PM
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  17. What regiment?

    I am searching through an ancestors army service record and I would like to know what, perhaps, a certain entry reads from it. He was in the 6th Dragoon Guards in 1858 and then an entry for the year 1865 says "Re-engaged to 10 G.C and went to Cork, Ireland, to a place I cannot read! Entries...

    Started by rocket118‎, 05-12-2010 10:08 PM
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  18. Draft Registration WW1 and WW2

    Hi I was wondering if anyone can give me an idea of what it means by draft registration. I have two relatives who left the UK for the USA. I have found draft registration documents for both WW1 and WW2. I am just curious to know what this entailed. Was there a pressure to join up. Would they...

    Started by Elma‎, 06-12-2010 8:57 AM
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  19. military tribunals

    hello, I had a relative who maight have been in an exempt occupation during the great war, i understand that they would have had to go in front of a tribunal ? , how do I find the tribunal records?. thanks crh

    Started by celestine53‎, 20-11-2010 5:53 PM
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  20. Help with identifying a military uniform

    Hello Through a recently-discovered family connection, I have obtained a photo of an ancestor... I am not convinced he is a direct ancestor, but nonetheless I am curious about the origins of the uniform. I am thinking it is very strongly reminiscent of a military dress uniform, or possibly it is...

    Started by clive_t‎, 01-11-2010 10:22 PM
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